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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 25, 1986
By Scott I ituchy


"Do students running in the upcoming MSA elections
represent the student body?"


Kristen Hass, LSA junior: I
think it's very difficult to be
representative of such a
diverse campus and such a
huge campus and especially
a campus where there is
some apathy. Of the students
that are really involved, the
Student Rights party is very

Margie Gurwin, LSA iunior-
MSA thinks that they're
representing the students
and they're trying to
represent the students, but
the students don't respect
them as their represen-
tatives. I'm not sure that
any of the candidates are
really going to make that
radical of a difference.

Steve Rathaway, LSA soph-
omore: The students
either aren't
interested enough to find out
who is running, or the par-
ties that are participating
aren't getting the message
out about what they
represent and what sort of
things they want to do.

Wendy Luoto, LSA senior. I
just don't know much about
it. I don't know what MSA
does. I don't know who is
running. I never voted, and
I'm a senior.

Seth Martin, LSA senior:
Probably not. They're more
likely to represent their own
interests than the student
body. To a certain extent
they represent the student
body, but their own interests
will probably outweigh what
they think the student body

Dave Altman, Med.
school: Sure, they probably
do. Actually, I have no idea
who is running for the thing
and I never really pay atten-
tion to it. Who's running
makes very little difference
one way or the other.

Alenandra Brez, Art fresh- Mike Ashton, Law school: Amy Wadding, LSA junior: David Wynne, LSA senior:
man: I don't know if I'm The student body is pretty No. You hear about the MSA No. The people that are in-
represented. I don't know diverse and I guess there elections, but then you hear terested in MSA run for it
anything about it. I don't seems to be a diversity of nothing afterwards. They and I don't think the student
have any problems that I people running for office. I get elected and then they body really cares what they
would need them to guess they do represent the don't pay any attention any do or who they are.
represent. I guess I'm con- student body. more. They don't interact
tent, so therefore they must with the students any more.
be doing an okay job."

Reagan lobbies for Contra aid
WASHINGTON - President Reagan lobbied senators by telephone
yesterday in search of enough votes to reverse a setback in the House and
prevail in his high-stakes showdown with Congress over military aid for
Nicaraguan rebels.
On the eve of Senate debate on his $100 million aid request, Reagan was
said to be "working hard" to press his case as White House officials con-
sulted with GOP leaders on modifications likely to swing results his way
in the vote which may come as early as Wednesday.
There was growing support for approving a revised form of Reagan's
request-defeated in the Democratic-controlled House last week on a 222-
210 vote-but with conditions the White House has opposed.
These include direct peace talks between the United States and the
Marxist-led Sandinista Government and a second vote by Congress,
which would amount to a certification of whether either or both sides-had
negotiated in good faith, before the bulk of the $70 million in military aid
for the Contras Reagan seeks is released.
India refuses court settlement
NEW DELHI, India-The government said yesterday a $350 million
out-of-court settlement between Union Carbide and private lawyers for
victims of the Bhopal chemical plant disaster is too low and "totally
"Union Carbide is taking every step to ensure that the case is settled for
a very low amount," said a statement issued by the Ministry of
Chemicals and Fertilizers. "The government has not endorsed any set-
tlement on the lines reported in the press. The amount of settlement is
inadequate and has always been so and is therefore totally unaccep-
It issued the statement in response to a news report, confirmed by
Union Carbide on Sunday, that the company had reached an agreement
with some private lawyers for survivors of the gas leak in December 1984,
which is considered to be the world's worst industrial disaster. More than
2,000 people were killed and more than 200,000 injured.
India has been seeking about $1 billion for the victims and their
families, according to the report. It has not opposed an out-of-court
Balanced budget amendment
will pass, Republicans say
WASHINGTON-Senate Republican leader Robert Dole said yesterday
backers of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal
budget are only two or three votes short of what they need for victory in
the Senate.
Dole met with President Reagan and won a promise from the President
to make telephone calls to wavering senators in anfticipation of
tomorrow's vote on the balanced budget amendment.
The measure takes two-thirds of the Senate, or 67 votes, to pass. Even if
it is approved in the Senate, it faces an uphill battle in the Democratic-
controlled House, which rejected a similar measure in 1982 after the
Senate approved it. If it survives Congress, three-fourths of the states
would have to approve it for the amendment to be added to the Con-
"We believe that on a bipartisan basis, we're within a couple or three
votes (of Senate victory)," Dole told reporters on the White House
Aquino to declare new govt.
MANILA, Philippines- President Corazon. Aquino said yesterday she
would declare a provisional government tomorrow, a move that would
help her remove remnants of the power structure Ferdinand Marcos
erected during his 20-year rule.
A ministerial study committee headed by Justice Minister Heptali
Gonzales has recommended that Aquino declare provisional rule, which
would enable her to suspend the 1973 constitution she inherited from Mar-
cos, abolish the 200-member National Assembly, and hold new elections.
The assembly is currently packed with Marcos supporters who could
block parliamentary action.
Also yesterday, communist rebel leaders said they are willing to talk
about a cease-fire but will not lay down their arms until Aquino disman-
tles "fascist structures" remaining from the Marcos era.
"With just, sincere and prudent rnoves of the concerned parties, a
negotiated cease-fire is possible on a nationwide scale," said a statement
signed by the Philippine Communist Party and the "general staff of the
New People's Army," the communist guerrilla movement.
U.S., Turkey fail to reach
agreement on U.S. bases
ANKARA, Turkey-The United States and Turkey said yesterday they
would not reach a new agreement on U.S. bases during Secretary of State
George Shultz's visit, but an American official said that was 'no big deal'
because the current one remains in force.
Shultz ends three days of talks here today and will instruct lower-level
diplomats to continue trying to settle key issues, a U.S. official said.
"We certainly do not expect an agreement to be signed or the relation-
ship to be extended while we are here," he said.
Turkey wants the revised bases agreement to include more military aid

and also seeks a greater share of the U.S. market for its textiles and
manufactured clothing. The pact's initial five-year term expired in
December, but it continues in effect unless one of the governments give
notice of ending it.
A Foreign Ministry official said even a hoped-for exchange of letters
setting up a framework that would ease future discussions was unlikely
before Shultz left. He and the U.S. official briefed reporters separately on
condition they not be identified.
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City Council rejects Huron Plaza proposal again

(Continued from Page 1)
problems created by increased traffic
flow in to residential areas.
Councilmember Kathy Edgren (D-
Fifth Ward) voted against the center
because the site plan did not allow for
an adequate number of parking

"IT'S NOT clear what the ap-
propriate number of parking space is
needed," she said. "The Citizens
Association for Area Planning
prepared a conservative estimate
that their conference center would
need 1,000 spaces." The Huron Plaza
site plan allowed only 82 on-site

parking spaces.

The Downtown Development
Association has stated that the con-
ference center should create new
parking, and not rely on the existing
parking in nearby parking structures.
Several councilmembers said they

boted against the project because
they didn't have enough information
on the site plan. Because city laws
don't require project developers to
specify exactly what will be in the
building, the developer could change
his mind about what will be in the
building after the site plans are ap-
proved, councilmembers said.
Project developer Richard Berger
can take his plan back to the city
Planning Commission, which must
approve the plan before it goes to city
council. Because the site plan meets
all city zoning requirements, Berger
can also sue the council for not ap-
proving the plan.
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